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These are the companies with the worst reputations, as voted on by the Ranker community. Anyone can add to this real-time ranking of hated companies known, not for getting it right, but for getting it wrong. Some of these are brands we love to hate because their products are questionable, and some are hated because they do loathsome things... but they have one thing in common: you don't think good things when you see them.

These are companies with the worst reputations across many different industries including financial, tech, and retail. They come from the US, the UK, and beyond. These are all brands with bad reputations because of the way they treat their workers, harm the environment or provide bad customer service. You probably would not want to work for these companies. Vote on the companies with the worst reputations and leave a not in the comments explaining why you feel that way.

What companies have the worst reputations? There are some pretty big companies on this list that don't have great reps. Throughout history, which kinds of companies and industries have the worst reputations has evolved. Once it might have been tobacco companies, in other times, oil companies, and today fast food chains and those evil cable companies. Regardless of what these companies sell and do, they are known for not treating their customers well, and generally being just the worst.
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371 25
Morgan Stanley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Morgan Stanley Investment banking, Financial Services, Security Brokers

2
332 16
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Wo... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
srini added Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Tourism, Hospitality, Hotels and Motels

3
328 13
Automatic Data Processing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Automatic Data Processing Business process outsourcing

4
353 34
CNN is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
CNN Radio Broadcasting Stations (networks)

5
455 128
United States Postal Service is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

6
316 29
Standard & Poor's is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Standard & Poor's Financial Services

7
198 12
Cisco Systems, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Cisco Systems, Inc. Telecommunications equipment, Optical Networks Equipment, Networking hardware

8
133 7
KPMG is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
jbrowning added KPMG Accounting, Auditing, and Bookkeeping Services (auditing accountants)

9
163 9
Red Hat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
captg added Red Hat

10
215 7
Westcon-comstor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Westcon-comstor

11
271 54
Verizon Communications is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Verizon Communications Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

12
214 62
Deutsche Bank is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Deutsche Bank Investment banking, Financial Services, Commercial Banking

13
415 107
Halliburton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Halliburton Oil and Gas Field Services, NEC, Energy industry

14
274 86
JPMorgan Chase is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
JPMorgan Chase Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

15
232 38
The ADT Corporation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
jamesandrewmc added The ADT Corporation Telecommunications, Access control

16
432 136
Monsanto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Monsanto Agriculture, Chemical industry, Agrochemical

17
347 73
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
film snob added Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

18
365 124
BP is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
BP Petroleum industry, Petroleum Refineries

19
308 116
Bank of America Corporation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Bank of America Corporation Bank, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

20
142 20
CVS Pharmacy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
kmorgan added CVS Pharmacy Pharmacies and Drug Stores

21
463 194
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands

22
113 10
3M is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
bjeffr added 3M Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus, Biotechnology, Manufacturing - Hillbillies and ignoramuses worse than Washington D.C.

23
115 33
Capital One is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
jeffrey99 added Capital One State Commercial Banks, Financial Services

24
319 100
Comcast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Comcast Mass media, Telecommunications, Cable television

25
234 123
Exxon Mobil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Exxon Mobil Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Natural gas

26
194 71
American International Group is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
American International Group Financial Services, Fire, Marine

27
203 97
Citigroup is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Citigroup Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

28
82 5
International Business Machine... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
ig771 added International Business Machines

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29
252 105
Philip Morris International is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

30
274 137
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Facebook Social Network

31
162 77
Academi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

32
160 79
Bank of America Home Loans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Bank of America Home Loans Finance, Mortgage Bankers and Loan Correspondents

33
75 46
Walgreens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Walgreens Retail

34
155 85
Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Wells Fargo Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

35
251 257
Goldman Sachs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Goldman Sachs Private equity, Investment banking, Financial Services

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36
161 113
General Motors is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
General Motors Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

37
190 121
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

38
117 112
Google is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

39
38 21
Samsung is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Nicholas8 added Samsung

40
98 49
MSNBC is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

41
87 66
Dow Chemical Company is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Dow Chemical Company Manufacturing, Chemical industry, Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

42
102 96
Union Carbide is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Union Carbide Manufacturing

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43
117 115
General Electric is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
General Electric Motion Picture and Video Production, Electrical and electronic equipment, Home appliance

44
130 90
Delta Air Lines is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Delta Air Lines Airline, Transportation, Air Transportation

45
103 71
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

46
209 210
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
WarrenMitchell added Fox News Channel

47
75 55
Carnival Cruise Lines is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gamedemon24 added Carnival Cruise Lines

48
79 48
CBS is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
TommyWimmer added CBS Television Broadcasting

49
96 67
Shell Oil Company is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Shell Oil Company Petroleum industry, Other Gasoline Stations, Gasoline Service Stations

50
89 67
Chevron Corporation is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Chevron Corporation Mining, Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction